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Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting people from the effects of adverse environmental effects.  Environmental engineering is the integration of sciences and engineering principles to improve the natural environment, to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms.

This branch includes the study and research to reduce the effects of ozone depletion, global warming, and protection of wildlife, automobile emissions and acid rain. Through increased use of chemicals in industry and agricultural, the environment has become severely polluted. Skilled professionals in this field are called as environmental engineers. Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems.



  •  Public Health
  •   Industrial Hygiene
  •  Toxic Materials Control
  •  Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Wastewater Management
  • Radiation Protection
  •  Air Pollution Control
  •  Land Management
  •  Solid Waste Disposal
  • Design and Construction of Landfills



UG (4 years)

To take admission into an undergraduate course in engineering, a candidate should have passed 10+2 in science stream from any recognized institution. The courses offered in this field are-

  •  Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering

PG (2 Years)

To take admission into a postgraduate course, a candidate must have completed his/her Bachelor of Science/ B.Tech from any recognized university. The courses offered in this field are-

  • Master of Engineering in Environment Management
  •  Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering
  •  Master of Technology in Environmental Management


Diploma (3 Years)

  • Diploma in Environmental Engineering

Besides these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.



This field provides diverse career opportunities for young aspirants. Skilled professionals from this field are increasing day by day. Environment engineers can seek employment in private as well as government organizations, corporations and NGOs. They also work as pollution control officers, society workers, planners, operators of facilities, researchers and professors. Environmental engineers can also seek employment in various industries such as pharmaceutical companies, production firms and utilities. And many other businesses require specialists and engineers to meet environmental protection requirements.



  •  Drilling Personnel
  •  Lead Project Engineer
  •  Marine Mammal Observer
  • Super yacht Housekeeper
  • Sr. Reservoir Engineer
  • Technical Engineering Manager
  •  Senior ROV Technician
  • Seismic Acquisition Consultant



  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  •  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  •  Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  •  Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  •  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur     
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.



  •  Environmental Engineering” - by Howard S. Peavy, Donald R. Rowe and George Tchobanoglous
  • Water Supply Engineering: Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental systems optimization” by Douglas A. Haith.
  • Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse
  • Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and science” by Sawyer, McCarty and Parkin
  • Industrial Water Pollution Control” by W.W. Eckenfelder